Sunday, September 24, 2017

Arbor Appoints Sam Gold as Vice President in Chicago Office

Sam Gold
 UNIONDALE, NY -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets, is pleased to announce that Sam Gold has joined Arbor as Vice President, Originations.

Mr. Gold will focus on originating Freddie Mac SBL, Fannie Mae and FHA loans in the Midwest, Dallas, Chicago and Milwaukee regions. He will be located in Arbor’s Chicago office and reports directly to John Caulfield, Arbor’s Chief Operating Officer, Agency Lending.

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Gold has expertise in a number of areas involving multifamily transactions, including originations, risk, credit, underwriting and portfolio review.

“Sam joins Arbor with a successful track record of originating agency products and brings broad industry knowledge, from credit to asset management to securitization to portfolio management,” said Mr. Caulfield. “Sam has had particular success with Freddie Mac SBL and will provide Arbor with a great opportunity to expand its presence and market share and we look forward to having him as part of our successful and growing company.”

For the past seven years, Mr. Gold was employed by JPMorgan Chase out of Chicago, first as a Vice President and Senior Underwriter, and later as an Executive Director and Client Manager.

John Caulfield
 During his tenure at Chase, he won several awards for his performance, and was ranked #1 in his region for new originations, and for three years in a row, #1 for production and performance. 

Prior to Chase, he was at Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander for nearly five years. Earlier in his career, he served as a senior commercial valuation and advisory consultant at Urban Real Estate Research, Inc. in Chicago. 

“I greatly look forward to joining Arbor and bringing in new business to the Midwest and Dallas,” Mr. Gold said. “Arbor’s commitment to building long-term relationships and providing customized end-to-end loan solutions is unmatched in the lending industry and I am excited to be part of the Company!”

Mr. Gold holds a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Miami University.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. 
Bonnie Habyan
333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Suite 900
 Tel: 516.506.4615
Uniondale, NY 11553                                                             

Gerald Radtke Joins Berger Commercial Realty as Senior Property Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Gerald Radtke
 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  Gerald Radtke has joined Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International as Senior Property Manager. With more than 27 years of experience in real estate management, leasing and construction management, Radtke will help oversee the Berger Commercial Realty’s 7 million square-foot property management portfolio.

Prior to joining Berger Commercial Realty, Radtke served for four years as property manager at Liberty Property Trust, where he was responsible for the management of two industrial park associations and 17 properties totaling 910,000 square-feet.

Over the course of his career, Radtke has managed operational functions and financial reporting for major shopping centers and mixed-use retail complexes including high-profile properties such as CocoWalk in Coconut Gove and Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale, where he oversaw a $1.3 million renovation project at Beach Place.

Lloyd Berger
“Jerry’s financial background and diverse analytical capabilities will contribute to our efficient and effective management of various types of commercial real estate and will support our focus on controlling costs and maximizing income for our clients,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger.

A Florida-licensed realtor, Radtke received his bachelor’s degree from Governors State University in 1992.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Pierson Grant Public Relations
Lexi Robinson, ext. 255,

Marielle Sologuren, ext. 226,